Three critically acclaimed authors discuss right and wrong, the loss of innocence and the journey to manhood as depicted in their fiction. Mark Medley will host.
Adam Foulds is a poet and novelist from London, England, now resident in Toronto. He has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the Sunday Times Young Writer Of The Year, the Costa Poetry Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the South Bank Show Prize for Literature, the E. M. Forster Award, the Encore Award, and the European Union Prize For Literature. His 2009 novel, The Quickening Maze, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010. He was named as one of Granta Magazine’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013 and of the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets in 2014.
Karl Ove Knausgård’s novel Out of the World was the first-ever debut to win the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature. He is the author of the breathtaking My Struggle cycle, which includes six novels that can be read independently or as one hugely ambitious project. Knausgård presents the third installment of the My Struggle cycle, Boyhood Island, an autobiographical story of family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.
Mark Medley is The Globe and Mail's books editor. Before that he spent more than seven years with the National Post, where he served as an arts reporter, books editor and managed the paper's books blog, The Afterword. His work has appeared in publications across North America, including The Walrus and Toronto Life. He currently sits on PEN Canada's Board of Directors and serves on the Advisory Committee of Humber's School for Writers.
Tim Winton is the bestselling author of Cloudstreet, The Riders and Dirt Music, among many other books. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Winton presents Eyrie, a thrilling and vertigo-inducing morality tale about a man struggling to accomplish good in a fallen world.